Avocado Raspberry Banana Kale Protein Shake 

This shake is awesome!  The color not so much, but full of flavor!! I used: Vegan protein powder -bunch of kale-handful raspberries- half a banana- a whole avocado (I know, maybe a bit too much but it was going bad so I used it up!) and cranberry juice Blended it all up and yummy!! Give …

An EPIC Hiking Adventure up Mt Le Conte

My husband Cullen and I recently took a  trip to the Smokey Mountains. Our goal was to do some serious hiking. Well, we achieved that goal!    Today's Blog highlights our hike up to the Mt Le Conte Summit. Elevation 6593. Click here for info Mt Le Conte  6.7 miles up and 6.7 miles back …

Ramsey Cascades Trail: kicked my butt!

My husband and I decided to go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains and chose the Ramsey Cascade trail. Click here Ramsey Cascades to learn about this beautiful waterfall and the trail to it. The whole trail up and back is 8 miles.  We started out on the first part of the trail thinking, "this isn't so …

Confessions of a Yearly Physical Procrastinator

Today I am scheduled for my well woman yearly physical.  Not always the bright spot of the day but a necessary one. In order to catch any problems early we endure the yearly exam. Our annual physical exam is part of preventive healthcare. My husband and daughter actually made my appointment for me as I have been …